Emond, Adam

Adam Emond Senior Staff Officer, A3 Operations / A5 Plans Royal Canadian Air Force Aerospace Warfare Centre Headquarters Trenton, Ontario   Adam has a personal interest in history and enjoys reading non-fiction. He keeps active with road biking, swimming, downhill skiing, and being outdoors. He is excited by the challenges of raising two fiercely independent…

El-Khatib, Leila

Leila El-Khatib Manager, Strategic Policy Employment and Social Development Canada Ottawa, Ontario   Leila’s hometown is Vancouver but after her graduate studies in the USA, she moved to Ontario to pursue professional opportunities. She began her career in the federal public service and has worked in various sectors of the Canadian federal government such as…

Elghawaby, Amira

Amira Elghawaby National Representative, Digital Communications Canadian Labour Congress Ottawa, Ontario   Amira is a journalist, communications expert and human rights advocate. She has produced stories and commentary for CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Literary Review of Canada and the Globe and Mail. She is a contributing columnist for the Toronto Star. Amira spent…

Dyson Tam, Kay

Kay Dyson Tam Manager, Impact and Innovation Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth Toronto, Ontario   Kay is the Impact and Innovation Manager at Eva’s, a youth shelter and housing provider. Her portfolio of strategic projects spans housing solutions, policy change, and capacity building. She recently managed a National Housing Strategy Solutions Lab with Deloitte Doblin…

D’Souza, Coralie

Coralie D’Souza Director, Strategic Communications Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Toronto, Ontario   Coralie has over a decade of experience providing strategic advice to Canada’s thought-leaders and influencers. As Director of Strategic Communications at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University she works to build a more prosperous and inclusive Canada.…

Dixon, John

John Dixon Director, Infrastructure & Security Home Hardware Stores Limited St. Jacob, Ontario   John is an experienced executive with a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a strong background leading and negotiating; developing talent and creating operational, technical, and financial solutions as a trusted technology partner. As the Director of Infrastructure & Security…

Devine, Shannon

Shannon Devine Department Leader, New Media and IT United Steelworkers Union Toronto, Ontario   Shannon is a labour and equity advocate, feminist, communications professional, strategic campaigner and leader of teams. She has worked in the labour movement for 15 years, including at the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), Ontario Federation of Labour and United Steelworkers…

Davidson, Katherine (Kate)

Katherine (Kate) Davidson President Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation – District 19 Toronto, Ontario   Kate is a Psychological Associate working in the public school system and also President of the OSSTF Professional Student Services Bargaining Unit in Peel. Her special interest in working with students who have learning issues allows her to support parents…

David, Jinkie (Jacqueline)

Jinkie David Executive Board Member Toronto York Region Labour Council Toronto, Ontario   Jinkie first became involved in her union in 2009. As a labour activist, she has seen positive change happen and witnessed how collective actions have helped shape the future for all working people. In 2018, she was elected an Executive Board Member…

Coates, Meghan

Meghan Coates Executive Officer HMCS Calgary Nepean, Ontario   As a Naval Warfare Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, Meghan is interested in the strategic decision-making process of people, places, and things. Every decision made has an effect on Canadian Armed Forces personnel participating in operations and exercises at home and abroad. Meghan’s passion is…